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Elgoods Black Dog (Bottle)

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Brewed by Elgoods
Style: Mild Ale
Wisbech, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle. Also available on keg as Old Smoothie Mild.
NOTE: Ratings for the cask version should not be posted here; it has a separate listing.
A traditional dark mild at 3.6% abv. The beer is well balanced with a full roast flavour. The use of Crystal malt and Roast Barley give a deep underlying characteristic flavour, which is balanced with Fuggles hops as the sole variety.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2122) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cherry Hinton Road. Dark brown, clear. Not a lot of head but some visible carbonation on the top. Smell of malt, some woodland berry, earthy hop. Sweet chocolatey taste with a slight fruity bitterness at the end. Slight body. A pretty good mild.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8020) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose, Stevenage. Very dark with next to no head. Mild with its lightly sweetened dark malts in its taste, with a few roasted ones available in its nose.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2015
bottle quasi scura riflessi rubino discreta schiuma media persistenza leggeri sentoti tostati lupolatura contenuta discreta secchezza poco corpo leggero sottobosco

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dogbomb (1147) - ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a very thin fading light brown head. Nose is licorice and then light hoppy grass notes. Bit of licorice in the mouth, but ultimately quite thin. Finishes with a metallic zing, but nothing lasting and memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1312) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Aroma: dark malts, coffee. Appearance: clear black color, beige head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted dark malts, coffee with milk, quite dry. Palate: low body and low carbonation. Overall: quite nice black mild.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Chestnut thin ale with a little foam. Light aroma of caramel. Slightly bitter thin and dull caramel flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1345) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Pours a very very dark brown with a white creamy head. Nice caramel malt smell. Good taste too.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Lovely dark brown appearance with a creamy coffee head. Nice floral/roasted malt smell and initial taste, but hints of tobacco and roasted coffee quickly disappear. Like a porter-lite in every way. Very sessionable. Don’t have it too cold.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 26, 2014
A dark crystal clear ale, with a thick pale brown creamy smooth head. The strength of this beer is all that lets it down, the flavours and aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and hops are powerful and inviting however there just seems to be some lack in power. It makes for a pleasant ale but not a session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with finger thick small bubbled ivory head. Aroma: Roast malts, toast, slightly metallic, grassy and butterscotch. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Palate: Light smooth texture and body, average carbonation, abrupt malty, butterscotch vanilla finish. Comments: Very good, refreshing and glass lace.


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